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Daily Newsletter for Sunday, April 23, 2017
April 24: Founder's Day
Happy Birthday, Robert B. Thomas!
Born on the 24th of April, 1766, Mr. Thomas founded The Old Farmer's Almanac.
Today, this humble book celebrates its 225th year with the 2017 edition!
Many thanks to all our readers for their support over the years—and generations.
Sincerely, your Almanac Editors
George Lopez (comedian & actor) was born on this day in 1961. David Halberstam (Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter) died on this day in 2007.
Happy Birthday, Mr. Thomas!
The Life and Times of Robert B. Thomas
The founder of The Old Farmer’s Almanac, Robert B. Thomas, was born on this day in 1766. In the 1833 Almanac, Thomas began this “Concise Memoir of the Author and Editor of The (Old) Farmer’s Almanac,” installments of which were published over a span of 5 years. Here’s a small glimpse into the man and his time.
Building Trellises and Supports for Climbing Vegetables
If you’re growing climbing peas, beans, cucumbers, or other vining plants, you’ll need to build supports to help them grow skyward. Providing support also means you can pack more sprawling plants, such as squashes and melons, into your space by training them upward instead. Here’s how to build supports for your climbing veggies!